Battle to Enter Supplemental Draft


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Battle will head to the NFL
Battle will head to the NFL

CLEMSON, S.C. — Senior offensive tackle Isaiah BattleIsaiah Battle
Offensive Tackle (2012 - 2015)
#79 6-7, 290
Brooklyn, NY

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will enter the NFL Supplemental Draft. Head Coach Dabo SwinneyDabo Swinney
Head Coach
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made the announcement on Thursday.

“I have some family matters to address, with a child due this summer, and I feel it is in my best interest to enter the NFL Supplemental Draft,” Battle said. “I want to thank everyone at Clemson, especially Coach Swinney and the assistant coaches, for what they have done for me the last three years. I also want to thank my teammates. They have all had a big impact on my career.”

Battle played in 27 games for the Tigers, 16 as a starter, over the last three years. That included 11 starts in 12 games last season on Clemson’s 10-3 team that ranked 15th in the final polls. He started four games on Clemson’s top-10 team of 2013 and played in five games as a freshman in 2012.

Battle came off the bench to play 73 snaps when Gifford TimothyGifford Timothy
Offensive Tackle (2010 - 2013)
#70 6-6, 310
Middletown, DE

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was injured early against LSU in the 2012 Chick-Fil-A Bowl, helping the Tigers to a 25-24 win.

“We appreciate all that Isaiah has done for the program the last three years,” Swinney said. “He has made great progress in his development and has been a big contributor to our success the last three years, especially in each of the last three bowl games when he had outstanding games against very talented defensive lines from LSU, Ohio State and Oklahoma. We wish him well in his pursuit of a professional career.”

Swinney said Battle’s departure will open an opportunity for true freshman Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
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#75 6-6, 270
Sugar Hill, GA

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.

“This will create a great opportunity for Mitch as a true freshman,” Swinney said. “We liked what we saw from Mitch in the spring, and look forward to seeing his progress in August. We have other young offensive linemen who will also have a new opportunity for playing time.”

Clemson has not started a true freshman on the offensive line for the course of the season since 2004 when Barry RichardsonBarry Richardson
Offensive Tackle (2004 - 2007)
#79 6-7, 330
Mt. Pleasant, SC

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started seven of the 11 games.



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spacer once a tiger, alway a tiger...***
deadsolidperfect
spacer He couldn't have stayed for a year....
Carlsbad®
spacer maybe he cood have, but he did knot. good luck to him.***
deadsolidperfect
spacer trew.***
Carlsbad®
spacer Priorities....***
SOLOS®
spacer GOD, Family, Clemson!***
CUTIGR69
spacer I have a feeling there is more to this story
NorthAlabamaTiger
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greer1®
spacer Yep sounds like a resign or be fired deal
NorthAlabamaTiger
spacer Re: Yep sounds like a resign or be fired deal
Anonymous08®
spacer He does not do this if he could play at Clemson.***
Tiger Woods
spacer Re: He does not do this if he could play at Clemson.***
LemonTiger
spacer Re: He does not do this if he could play at Clemson.***
Corderiette®
spacer Battle is not ready for the NFL
svaughan
spacer Re: He does not do this if he could play at Clemson.***
gripitnripit
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Dugatiger®
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Dugatiger®
spacer Sorry for double post.
Dugatiger®
spacer Could be a grades deal in his summer courses and he
Chuckston T-Man
spacer That would be my guess
NorthAlabamaTiger
spacer Probability factor rising but at this point,... moot.***
SOLOS®
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TigerXJ
spacer Re: I have a feeling...
ClemsonTiger1988®
spacer Re: I have a feeling there is more to this story
truetiger1998
spacer Best of luck ! Take good care of that child !***
argonaut1992®
spacer Enter . . .
lfatboy®
spacer Or move Gore over to left tackle and let Hyatt and
Chuckston T-Man
spacer Re: Or move Gore over to left tackle and let Hyatt and
Salty55
spacer Gore is not moving to LT. Hyatt is better than him.***
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spacer Aaand this is what I was kind of thinking
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ninetytwotiger®
spacer A college degree would help the kid more than anything
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spacer Attention Baby Mama
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spacer If they had foresight like that they'd have avoided the
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spacer Wear a condom next time***
OldTiger05
spacer How many football players have had kids while at Clemson?
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spacer martavis left early, cj had one foot out the door to return
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spacer J Kearse has baby due any day now***
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spacer Denver or Atlanta will take him.
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spacer Re: Denver or Atlanta will take him.
TerrierFans
spacer Three strikes, you're out?
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spacer Re: Three strikes, you're out?
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ChucktownTigertown®
spacer So this was the rumor about IB?
GSCtiger
spacer Didn't Chris Hairston have a child while at Clemson?
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spacer Big loss for us. Love his attitude.
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spacer Big loss for us. Love his attitude.
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spacer another bad apple fell from the tree. . .
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